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to learn that our friend, veteran reporter richard engel is free and safe. he was held captive for five days in syria, and highlights the danger in the shadows there. as the rebels and the terrorists and president assad wrestles for power, i want to bring in abc's foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: good evening match truly terrifying ordeal for richard engel and his crew. they were ambushed by more than a dozen heavily armed men, believed to be loyalists to assad's government. one of the rebels they were with was executed on the spot in front of them. they were blindfolded, hands bound and threatened with death. he talked about it after he was freed this morning. >> they made us choose who would be shot first. and when we refused there were mock shootings. they pretended to shoot gazi several times. >> reporter: gazi is one of the crew. they escaped with the help of rebels at a check point after a fire fight where two of the kidnappers were killed. there is still a young american freelance journalist, austin tice, who has been held hostage since august in syria.
in a hail of gunfire, after being five days in syria. richard engel and his crew. details coming in. >>> new, two little sandy hook boys laid to rest in emotional tribute. a heartbreaking mother's salute, saying the sky is crying. th this, as the rest of the students in newtown head back to school. we're live on the scene. >>> winter weather slam. 100-mile-per-hour winds slam the northwest. this tree lands inches from a baby's crib. now, blizzard warnings up, as a major storm is set to snarl holiday travel across the northwest. sam is tracking it all. >>> and two of the most famous stars in the world say "you're the one that i want" again. >> why don't we do a whole album? >> that's a terrific idea. >> travolta and newton-john, reuniting for the holidays. only on "gma." >>> good morning, america. hello to robin, recovering at home. elizabeth vargas is here. so much of our attention is still on newtown. more funerals are planned for today. >> it's unclear when the elementary school survivors will be able to go back to the classroom. this school in a nearby town is being readied for them by vo
for them again. >>> first, breaking news overnight. nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, held captive in syria since thursday, has been freed in a firefight. martha raddatz has details from washington. what a dramatic escape. >> reporter: it certainly is. richard is a very experienced foreign correspondent. and he had been inside syria before. he and his crew were grabbed after crossing into northwest syria last thursday. there had been no communication with them, no contact, no ransom demands. they were thrown in the back of a truck, bound and blindfolded, although, not physically harmed. then, yesterday, the captors were moving them to a new location, they were stopped at a rebel checkpoint. there was a confrontation. and then, the firefight broke out. in that firefight, two of the captors were killed and several others escaped. but richard and his crew were rescued. the syrian rebels then drove him to the border to safety. all are in good health, fortunately. george? >> thank goodness for that. what do we know about the group that took them hostage? >> we know very little a
, richard engel, is safe, and harmed at now out of the country. the network says they disappeared shortly after crossing into northwest syria from turkey on thursday. he is says that they were finally freed monday a fire fight at a checkpoint manned by rebel fighters, which they ran into as they were being moved. nbc says that while the crew was missing, there was no claim of responsibility, no contact with the capers and no request for ransom. >> hawaii's senator daniel enna-way has died. he died of respiratory complications and washington area hospitals. if the 88 year old was the longest serving senator. he spent 50 years in the senate and was a medal of honor recipient. according to be in na wheys office his last word was " aloha". >> we will be right back. >> in the wake of the deadly connecticut elementary school shooting, we are hearing more stories of courage and heroism. gene rosen lives near the school in newtown. friday morning, before anyone knew what had happened, he discovered six terrified children in a school bus driver on the front lawn. it rosen invited them into his hom
colleague, richard engel, too little, too late, and, in fact, the terror designation of several groups there is counterproductive, because they are the best fighters. what is your take on how we are trying to find a middle ground here? >> there is this notion we should have participated at the table in discussions. i'm not talking about militarily much earlier, they are frustrated with us as well. here's been the issue, so the best-funded, best-equipped, and best-capable fighters have been from the front or other extremist groups. so they have globed on to these opposition groups and been very effective tool and very effective units for them in fighting. and that's been a problem. so we have seen over time that the proliferation of these groups across a whole segment of opposition groups that six months ago we would have said had no extremists in them. that's the huge problem that we're facing. it's a little bit of catch up today to say the front is a terrorist organization. i'm glad that we're there, path to recognition to try to get them to a better place about not using these extrem
, traveling with rebels. at one point more than a dozen armed gunmen, richard engel, said ambushed them and took them into custody, threw them in the back of a pickup truck and drove them to a location. they were blindfolded. they were bound for several days. they were subjected to mock executions. they went through really a terrible time. and this is part of what richard told his colleagues on the "today" show, a few hours ago, about what they went through while they were in captivity. let's listen. >> and they took us to a series of safe houses and interrogation places. and they kept us blindfolded, bound. we weren't physically beaten or tortured. it was a lot of psychological torture. threats of being killed. they made us choose which one of us would be shot first. when we refused, there were mock shootings. they pretended to shoot ghazi several times. when you're blindfolded, and then they fired the gun up in the air. it can be very traumatic experience. and at end of this, we were being moved to yet another location in the -- around 11:00 last night local time. and as we were movin
after being held captive for five days. this is video of richard engel and his view safely back in turkey today. they were kidnapped last thursday after crossing into syria from turkey. the group was tied up and blindfolded until they were freed yesterday following a gun battle at a rebel checkpoint. >> five days were very difficult. we're very happy to be out. we're very happy to be back in turkey. we love being here. we love this country. the last five days are some days that we would rather forget. >> engel, who speaks fluent arabic, thinks his kidnappers were soil to the syrian government. he said they were in -- loyal to the sire re yun government. he said they were not physically -- syrian government. he said they were not physically abusive. >>> a popular children's foy is being recalled. the consular products safety commission says -- consumer products safety commission says water balls and the other varieties can be dangerous if you swallow them. these toys absorb water and they can expand to 400 times the original size. >>> starting next fall there will be a new way to
we'll start with richard engel is out of captivity. he was held by a pro-government militia. evidently taken at gunpoint what they thought was rebel-held territory. blindfolded. went through mock executions while in captivity. during that time they were moved from safe house to safe house. they were inside northern syria. at one point who were holding them had his entire crew in the back of a minivan. they were moving to one location and another. that was when there was rebel check point they happened upon. that is where the firefight happened that eventually freed engel. everyone got out of the van. he said they need help. the rebels got them inside of turkey inside the safe zone. five days of captivity. not every story inside syria with journalists end up this way. five journalists are killed. one american missing inside of syria as the situation continues to deteriorate. the latest video coming out of syria shows the momentum may have flipped. used to be the government hunting the rebels. now it is the rebels hunting the government. the government moved into much more def
of this -- >> richard engel is on his way home with our team. it is a great relief to all of us obviously. in the e-mail he describes as he has on the air already what they've been through. big news is we couldn't talk about this. but when they got to the checkpoint, a firefight broke out and they got out of the back of the minivan. they got separated from one of their security guys that had been with them. they called pilgrims, former british sas guys, the best special forces in the world. he ran off in another direction barefoot. we've been worried about him. i keep saying he's sas. showed up at the turkish border today. he's okay. as richard says, six in, six out. thank god. >> fantastic! >> thank god. >> the new issue "gq" featuring bill murray is now on newsstands. >>> we'll be right back with much more "morning joe." [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a fu
jim deminute for christine o'donnell with delaware for sharon engel from nevada. both lost. this guy stood by todd aiken gave money to todd aiken after the rape comments sfood by richard murdoch. this is the guy who buckedtood by richard murdoch. this is the guy who bucked mitch mcconnell and supported tea partyer rand paul for senate and rand paul is now in the senate. in fact, a lot of republicans blame jim demint because he supported these walkinghacko primary candidates who ended up becoming the nominees of their parties and lost at blame him for not taking control of the u.s. senate when they had an opportunity top do so. jim demint is a guy who led the opposition to obamacare. jim demint wanted legislation to ban gay or unmarried teachers from teaching in public school. you can't -- you can't get any more extreme than jim demint. he blocked creation of the national women's history museum. i mean, you go on and on and on. you can't get any more far right wing. so it's good for the senate to get rid of this guy. but you know what's troubling to
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